We’d like to introduce you to the team at ALTA Fitness, we specialise in Personal Training, Rehabilitation, Coaching and Small Group Sessions.

Jean-Claude Legras
or more well know as JC is our owner and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer.  JC since 1993 has been a Strength & Conditioning Coach working with sports professionals to Personal Training individuals. JC in his younger years ski raced both downhill and cross country as well as a stint with a professional road bike team in Europe. Later he was a professional ski instructor as well as skiing in the US and is the former Strength & Conditioning Coach for Australia’s Cross Country Ski team. “These days I love to still ride, run, ski and really do anything adventurous whenever I can. Lately, I have ridden a 65km Mountain Bike race, a 135km road ride, running a trail run series and most Saturdays I run the 5km Park Run at Studley Park.”  But JC’s passion for fitness doesn’t stop there, he has a real interest in helping people with rehabilitation be it a result of a sporting injury, operation or prehab he will help get you into better health. It is not unusual to receive referrals from Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who JC works closely with to ensure you gain the best outcomes for our clients.

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Linda Legras – JC and I are partners in the business and life with our teenage twins. My background has been in Corporate Marketing but I love exercising including running, swimming, cycling –  MTB as well as road and skiing – so making the change to the Fitness Industry was a natural move. I like that I am able to contribute to our community in a very positive way by helping people with their health and well being and more recently I have moved into focusing on women’s health – frankly we are different – we are not small men! In saying that keeping active is only part of the story in health and alongside JC we delve into other factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress and more to help our clients achieve their goals. I’m also in the background making sure things are running smoothly.  Personal Training has for me, made me stronger, I have greater flexibility, speed and endurance that have led me to compete in some fun adventures including a 30km Cross Country Ski Race in Sweden, cycling events up Mt Buffalo but importantly it means I can be active with my children.  Sometimes I feel my life has only just begun!

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Estelle O’Keeffe – Estelle’s extensive background in dance both nationally and internationally paired with her passion for fitness, health and wellbeing is why she love’s being a PT. With a Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion it has allowed her to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how significant it is to be active and a supportive role model within your community. As a professional dancer and having been involved in competitive sports, she knows the importance of a balanced physical and healthy lifestyle. Estelle is super keen to get moving and to help ALTA’s clients be the best they can be.

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Chelsea Dutt – Chelsea is an avid hockey player, runner, skier and yoga lover who is following her brother Will’s footsteps in PT and currently studying Physiotherapy. Chelsea is a big believer in being proactive when it comes to health. She never doubts the power of incidental exercise, walking, taking the steps, wall sits and breathing…My goal is to own a fantastic business with Will combining our knowledge in Personal Training with Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology to help motivate elderly people, parents and people with chronic conditions to be the healthiest version of themselves. When  I am not working, eating, exercising or socialising (with my dog) I enjoy learning languages and planning my next travel adventure with my German friends. Next trip: Canada… hopefully.

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IMG-0127Amy-Patterson Bocchi – Amy has been a personal trainer since 2011. Amy’s passion is to guide and educate people on how to take their health into their own hands. Amy has a diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics and undertaking her Bachelors Degree because she believes “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” (Hippocrates) and “Health is your first wealth” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Amy loves connecting with her clients and seeing them achieve their goals. Any has also found some notoriety in Who magazine and in Goodlife National Challenges with her clients winning several challenges over the years. She has a holistic and balanced approach to both Health Coaching and Personal Training. Also Amy has a background in Yoga teaching and a love of meditation and Qi Gong. Amy’s favourite style of yoga is a version Hatha/Yin. Due to Amy’s love of the outdoors she has taken up Nordic Walking and running regular group Nordic Walks around the Yarra Valley.

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All our instructors are minimum Certificate III and IV in Fitness, with current First Aid Certificates.
We invite you to visit our studio and experience for yourself what it will be like to be part of ALTA Fitness.
Regards Linda